Development announcements picked up over the last couple of weeks with the streaming services dominating most of the news. Here is a rundown of what I have tracked thus far.
A female-led Hawkeye series is in the works for Disney+
Credits: Marvel Studios (Studio)
Starring: Jeremy Renner
Description: “The project would be an adventure series in which Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop. In the comics, Barton abandons the Hawkeye moniker to become Ronin and Bishop takes up the mantle.” The Wrap
Comments: It has not been announced if this will be a limited series like the shows that will center around Loki, Vision / Scarlet Witch, etc.. Expect this show to debut at some point in 2020.
HBO is adapting the dystopian novel The Plot Against America
Credits: David Simon (Writer / Executive Producer), Ed Burns (Writer / Executive Producer)
Starring: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, John Turturro
Description: “The Plot Against America imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.” Deadline Hollywood
Comments: This is based on the Philip Roth of the same name and will likely debut later this year or early 2020.
Netflix has ordered the adult animated series Q-Force
Credits: Gabe Liedman (Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer), Mike Schur (Executive Producer)
Description: “Q-Force centers around a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ super-spies. Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional and personal adventures. Variety
Comments: The streaming service will be targeting a late-2019 / early-2020 debut for this one.
Disney+ is working on a Monster, Inc. animated series with the original cast
Credits: Bobs Gannaway (Executive Producer), Disney Television Animation (Animation Studio)
Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, John Ratzenberger
Description: “Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon, an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.” THR
Comments: This series will debut later this year or early 2020.
Snapchat is launching the sci fi comedy series Commanders
Credits: Dakota Pictures (Production Company)
Description: “In this comedy, two teenage outcasts discover a mysterious code within a retro computer that can alter real life. When they decide to use this newfound power to disrupt the cliché social structure, their high school will never be the same.” Deadline Hollywood
Comments: This is one of several mobile-only scripted series Snapchat has in the works. It will debut June 2019.
Snapchat heads to the zombie-pocalypse with Dead of Night
Credits: Produced by Bazelevs in association with Hooked
Description: “Armed with only her phone, a teenage girl must escape a quarantined city full of zombies. Shot in ScreenLife, exclusively from the point of view of the smartphone screen.” Deadline Hollywood
Comments: This is one of several mobile-only scripted series Snapchat has in the works. It will debut October 2019.
Snapchat knows the day you will die in Denton’s Death Date
Credits: Insurrection Media (Production Company)
Description: “This comedy, set in a world where everyone knows the exact day they are going to die, centers on Denton Little, a high school junior whose death date is only a week away. Denton finally starts living his life to the fullest when a series of strange events unfold that may be the key to avoiding his fate.” Deadline Hollywood
Comments: This is one of several mobile-only scripted series Snapchat has in the works. It is based on the Lance Rubin novel and will debut October 2019.
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